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Fontanesi, Antoniolocked

(b Reggio Emilia, Feb 23, 1818; d Turin, April 17, 1882).
  • Angelo Dragone

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Italian painter, draughtsman and printmaker.

In 1832, at the age of 14, he began attending the local Scuola di Belle Arti where he was a pupil of Prospero Minghetti (1786–1853). Fontanesi’s early work revealed his versatility: in the 1830s he produced tempera murals for several houses in Reggio Emilia, such as the ...

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